Breaking: Bears to Play Manteca in Northern California Division 3-AA Championship

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The Bears will be taking on Manteca High School in the Northern California Division 3-AA Championship on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be taking place at M-A, giving the team another opportunity to play in front of a home crowd. Ticket prices are $8.

Manteca beat Placer in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship. Manteca has an overall record of 12-1 and is on a six-game winning streak. The Manteca team mostly relies on a one-two punch from senior running back Kameron Beamon and junior quarterback Gino Campiotti. It will be interesting to see how Manteca deals with a Bears defense that has produced amazing results throughout the playoffs and regular season. Campiotti, who has only thrown three interceptions on the year, will have to deal with a red-hot Bears defense that that has produced a turnover in every game this season.

M-A has relied mostly on its seniors on both sides of the field.
M-A has relied mostly on its seniors on both sides of the field. Photo credit to Coby Coberly.

M-A will most likely continue to rely on senior running back, Pacific Athletic League (PAL) Offensive MVP, and Central Coast Section (CCS) leading rusher, Jordan Mims. The Bears offensive line should be able to dominate the line of scrimmage and open up gaps for Mims. Quarterback Aajon Johnson will also look to get the offense going through the air by getting talented receivers Mekhi Blackmon, Aaron Johnson, Spencer Corona, and Tate Tussing involved.

The Bears won PAL and CCS Open Division I.
The Bears won PAL and CCS Open Division I. Photo credit to Bob Dahlberg.

The Bears look to continue their momentum and silence many critics who still rank them lower than other Central Coast Section (CCS) teams. Go support M-A at Coach Parks Field on Friday night or follow live updates on our twitter.

John is a senior at M-A in his second year writing for the M-A Chronicle. He enjoys writing mostly sports stories but may venture into some other topics. He looks forward to having a good senior year and graduating in the spring.

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